(Pictures are grainy because they were taken off the TV)
From about the time I was in Grade 3, I started keeping scrapbooks of the royal family--British primarily, but occasionally some articles from the Scandinavian countries too. Back then we didn't have all the magazines there are now, nor were the media so intrusive and constantly lurking for stories and photos, so one could keep up with the articles and pictures. I have slacked off in the last decade or 2, but I still save articles of the really important events and once in a while I buy the Majesty or Royalty mags from England.
And then we come to royal weddings--I have been watching them since the wedding of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960. That was the first televised royal wedding. They got married on May 6--our wedding anniversary!! I watched Princess Alexandra (daughter of Princess Marina) get married to Angus Ogilvy, Princess Anne marry Mark Phillips, Diana marry Prince Charles, Sarah Ferguson marry Prince Andrew, Prince Edward marry Sophie, Prince Charles wed Camilla, and now William and Kate. Marriages of the lesser royals aren't televised, but I saved the commemorative magazine issues from the Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly wedding--after all she's Canadian!!
William and Catherine's wedding was lovely and sweet. Despite the British pageantry of carriages, horse guards, Westminster Abbey, etc., the wedding seemed almost understated, much like Kate's gown. It wasn't a big flashy affair and I think it represented the personalities of the bride and groom. They both seem down to earth people and believers in the 'less is more' philosophy. I hope they have a long and happy marriage.
Now I am going to lay down and have a nap!!